VPA Convocation | Carrier Dome

The School of Design recognizes the outstanding achievements of its students by presenting awards in the spring at the conclusion of the academic year.

2018 Awards and Recipients

school of design graduate award

For students who exemplify excellence in graduate studies
Haley Boothe

Elizabeth and alan Dye Award

For an outstanding senior in communications design
Erin Reeves


To an outstanding junior enrolled in communications design
Joseph Marion

Paul Leibowitz Award

For expertise in web navigation
Gabriella Hale

Outstanding Senior Award

In fashion design
Jakia Nur
Lawren Cappeletti

Jesse Bone & F. Montague Charman Founders Award

For excellence in design concept
Ashley Blake


For excellence in knit design
Helena Elston
Olviia Wayne

Bert Rice Memorial Award

For the most promising student in industrial and interaction design
Ashley Balzer

Arthur Pulos Award for Thesis Design

For excellence in scholarship at thesis
Yizhou Pan

Fashion Award

For fashion design
Brittany Belo
Alexandra Rosenbaum

Elisa Ribatt Memorial Prize

For an outstanding and deserving senior in design
Audrey DeLapp